"There are about seven people at the table, so you have to get seven schedules that will match," Hughes said. "Since people are in and out over the summer, it was difficult, unfortunately."
In East Ramapo, Board of Education President Nathan Rothschild said he was disappointed there had been just two meetings between the district and its teachers union this summer.
"This is their time off," Rothschild said of district teachers, "and they have a right to be off, so I can't fault them for not being more available. ... but I wish they were."You're not in the teachers' union when it feels like it. You stay over the summer and get the contract negotiated, and if you have to stay home from a family vacation so be it-- you're on the bargaining team for a reason.